When do you think new TLDs will be available for registration?
Another ICANN meeting has wrapped up. Blows were dealt to many, but some progress was made. With EOI off the table, the focus is on settling the “overarching issues”. The intellectual property constituency, which didn’t show up to Nairobi, was perhaps the biggest winner.
New TLDs are going to happen. It’s a matter of when.
During Domainer Mardi Gras, I asked my panel when they thought new TLDs would actually be available. More specifically, when will be I be able to go to a domain name registrar and register a new domain name and start using it?
The earliest estimate was April 2011, with the latest September 2012. With the latest information coming out of Nairobi, when do you think the first new TLD will become available for registration?